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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2008 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Luke wrote:
Sorry to drag up a slighter older (but awesome) post...but can someone tell me which manufacturer makes the British infantry storming up the beach (Not the AB figs, the other ones, pics about 20 -23). Its driving me nuts trying to work it out.

I thought they might be Combat minis but now Im not sure, I cant match any of the poses against the combats I own...


FAA? Ex-MLR hence the similarity to Combat. Some of the sculpts that were in the FAA range were identical to the MLR/Combat ranges, but newer sculpts were added (Paul Barnshaw?).
HTH,
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2008 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Incredible photos, thanks for sharing.

I was hoping someone could assist me on this one; in the photos, there are fields of wheat/tall grass that appear to be mats of some kind that are placed on the gaming tables; does anyone know what these are or more importantly, if they are available commercially and from whom?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2008 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Incredible photos, thanks for sharing.

I was hoping someone could assist me on this one; in the photos, there are fields of wheat/tall grass that appear to be mats of some kind that are placed on the gaming tables; does anyone know what these are or more importantly, if they are available commercially and from whom?


I think what you are refering to are the boards done by Alcal using the infamous "Teddy Bear fur". It is the stuff used for toy teddy bears bought as a roll of fabric, dyed/painted & "shaved" / cut to correct length with hair clippers.
I believe Alcal has helpfully posted some hints & tips in the "terrain" section, with outlets in the UK.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2008 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Neil,
Many thanks, will check that out. The members on this forum are just about the most friendliest and helpful towards other members I've ever seen.............
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2008 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

warrior wrote:


... fields of wheat/tall grass that appear to be mats of some kind that are placed on the gaming tables; does anyone know what these are or more importantly, if they are available commercially and from whom?



This is how Alcal uses them:

http://theguild.informe.com/viewtopic.php?t=2935&highlight=bear+fur

This is where he get's the fur:

http://www.time2changefabrics.co.uk/index.shtml

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2008 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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... can someone tell me which manufacturer makes the British infantry storming up the beach (Not the AB figs, the other ones, pics about 20 -23) ...



No idea, but I know the lads who gamed at my side. I'll ask them and should find out. I'll be back ...

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2008 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The scale of that game blows my mind considering it's all 20mm kit. At first glance I thought "oh, nice 15mm game" and then I recognized some of the figs, such as the Revell Brit infantry that I have in my own lot, and I realized, "Blimey, it ain't 15mm!"

Very well done. Sometimes more is better.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 2:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks a bunch for posting the link to the pictures Jimo; incredible is all I can say...........
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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FAA? Ex-MLR hence the similarity to Combat. Some of the sculpts that were in the FAA range were identical to the MLR/Combat ranges, but newer sculpts were added (Paul Barnshaw?).


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No idea, but I know the lads who gamed at my side. I'll ask them and should find out. I'll be back ...


Thanks fellers

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fantastic and not at all biased because the Devons and Dorsets made up the bulk of 231 Bde, with a whole brigade of Durhams and even the Glooms making a showing on Gold Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@ Luke

Got the info from the owner:

" ... FAA with the exception of the bloke in the landing craft with the large pack in the close up shot. He's a Battlefield from their Commando range who was filling in for a shortfall when I put the unit together."

So with an exception all FAA.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jimo, Don't forget the contribution from Cadbury Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Jimo.....

Now for a little internet retail therapy at the FAA website Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alanmccoubrey wrote:


Jimo, Don't forget the contribution from Cadbury Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing



Good idea! Thanks for reminding me ...

Spot the Cadbury Flake in the bottom picture ... (the Brit secret weapon).

The prize for spotting? The empty wrapper?



Just in case that you don't know what a Cadbury flake looks like:



Oh ... BTW ... here's a film of the sweetheart that left her flake on the gaming table ...

http://www.cadbury.co.uk/EN/CTB2003/product_info/flake.htm

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